Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

We did it!

Elizabeth Grieve raised £7,816.15 from 365 supporters

or

Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 01/08/2019

97%
£7,816
raised of £8,000 target by 365 supporters

    Weʼve raised £7,816 to Help Sarah and Mark get IVF treatment.

    Funded on Thursday, 1st August 2019

    Don't have time to donate right now?

    Story

    To understand this just-giving plea you must know the full story to appreciate why this is so important!

    Some years ago my Sister Sarah was told she would not be able to have children of her own. She came to accept this and carried on with life. 4 years ago she turned up at my door with a positive pregnancy test. SHE WAS PREGNANT!! We were so happy for her and her Husband Mark, her pregnancy went well and she enjoyed everything that it threw at her and didn't moan at all. When she was full term, she had midwife appointment at which they were told that the midwife could not find the heart beat and she had to go to Burnley for a scan. I went with them to this and the scream from that ultrasound scan room haunts me to this day! Their beautiful Daughter was born sleeping after enduring hours of labour which resulted in a c section. To give birth to your baby and not hear that cry, not see them open their eyes or be able to feed them etc nobody, unless you have experienced that will understand what this can do to a person. As a family we stuck together, supported Sarah and Mark throughout every step we could. Whilst we were in the Hospital Maggie (Sarah and Mark named my niece), was placed in a cuddle cot. This is a cold unit cot which helps families have more time with their stillborn babies. Unfortunately there was only one and we met other parents who didn't get that time with their babies due to this. From leaving the Hospital Sarah and Mark were adamant that no parent or family should have their choice taken away from them. They wanted everyone to have a cuddle cot for their babies to be placed in. So, the fundraising began. They haven't stopped since and we are now 3 years on from the loss of our precious Maggie.

    Tirelessly devoting their time to helping raise awareness and support for families who are in need. The cuddle cot units are not cheap, they cost thousands of pounds, they have donated 7, soon to be 8. Along with these cots are 1000's of memory boxes that go with them to the Hospitals they donate to. They have created a support group which is held in the local community. Opened a secret garden in the butterfly wood in the local cemetery area as a place where people can go for a place to remember their children and loss. Stillbirth has never been more talked about, more awareness has been raised on radio and television and this is because of my Sister and Marks ongoing efforts. I could go on and on and list everything they have done but, I want to get to the point of what this is for ! They don't do this for self gain, in fact they run themselves into the ground to do this fundraising. Late night calls from people who have suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth and then they are up making memory boxes for them personally. This has been done out of their hearts, in memory of their Daughter and to keep her memory alive.

    Well now it is time! Time to give them a chance ! Time to give back to them what they have given so many !! I want to raise enough for them to have private IVF treatment. I have spoken to the clinic where they will go for this and got a full breakdown of costs ! It is a lot of money and this may take some time to raise but, we WILL do this! Sarah can have a baby naturally, we now know the conditions she suffers with in pregnancy and, they are treatable when under the right care. She struggles to get pregnant naturally and so this will be able to help them have a healthy happy child!! I am hopeful that everyone she has helped either indirectly or directly will give even the smallest amount to help them get this treatment that they so deserve! I believe in Karma, if you do good, you get good back in life. Well, let's give them their Karma, they deserve the good back now!!

    Thank you so much for reading this. Please share, share, share. Fundraising is welcome from anyone. Please get in touch if this is something you would like to help with!

    Elizabeth Grieve xx

    Updates

    2

    • Elizabeth Grieve3 years ago
      Elizabeth Grieve

      Elizabeth Grieve

      3 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Wow!! We are a quarter of the way there already. This milestone is amazing to hit within just a week of starting the fundraising. Thank you so much to each and every one who has donated and shared this page! Xx

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Elizabeth Grieve3 years ago
      Elizabeth Grieve

      Elizabeth Grieve

      3 years ago

      We just want to say thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for everyone's donations and wishes of luck!! We cannot believe how much has been raised in such a short space of time! Fingers crossed we will hit our target soon xx

      Share this update to help us raise more

    3 years ago

    Elizabeth Grieve started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 7/4/2019 17.37

    Supporters

    365

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 4, 2019

      £5.00

    • Joanne McManus

      Joanne McManus

      Jun 28, 2019

      £16.00

    • Jenny Buck

      Jenny Buck

      Jun 28, 2019

      Money for lash lift

      £20.00

    • Melissa Macfarlane

      Melissa Macfarlane

      Jun 27, 2019

      Happy Birthday, from me Kris and the kids xx

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 27, 2019

      Hi Sarah,Wishing you a happy birthday and thinking of you and Maggie today.Lots of love Sue Blackburn 💕xxxx

      £25.00

    • Angela Fletcher

      Angela Fletcher

      Jun 27, 2019

      Happy Birthday Sarah, a little donation to help get to target xx

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 25, 2019

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

    Great people make things happen

    Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

    Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

    About Crowdfunding
    About the fundraiser
    Elizabeth Grieve

    Elizabeth Grieve

    Report this Page